A disabled employee who was disciplined for 60 days’ absence over a 12-month period was...
Qualified since 2007 Maria has been working in private practice in top tier law firms in the Thames Valley region and London. She has acted for a wide range of clients, including senior executives, start-up entities and local businesses to multinationals and publicly listed companies. She has written a number of articles used by online personnel publications, including case studies on social media usage by employees.
Maria advises on a wide range of HR and employment-related matters including executive service agreements, disciplinary and grievance issues, board level disputes, performance management, discrimination, restrictive covenants, the use of agency workers and restructuring exercises. She also advises on contentious matters such as discrimination, bonus and contract disputes, and unfair dismissal as well as outsourcing and TUPE transfers. In all matters, Maria brings her business background and sector knowledge to bear when advising a client and so her advice is always pragmatic, strategic and reflective of her client's particular industry and culture.
In her personal life, Maria is an enthusiastic (albeit learner) surfer and enjoys skiing with her friends and family.